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Published November 30, 2009, 08:31 PM

NTSB Report On Plane Crash Near EGF

The National Transportation Safety Board says a Fisher, Minnesota pilot was flying too close to the ground when he crashed a crop duster near East Grand Forks.

By: Casey Wonnenberg, WDAZ

The National Transportation Safety Board says a Fisher, Minnesota pilot was flying too close to the ground when he crashed a crop duster near East Grand Forks in late August. The factual report says Riley Farder was flying at a low altitude when he hit the crops during a turn. He was not able to recover and crashed the crop duster.

In the report Farder says he was looking at some charts to find the field he was going to spray and lost track of the airplane's altitude.

The left wing broke off.

Farder suffered only slight cuts to his face.

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